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photos by Alysse Gafkjen, words by BBG
DOWNLOAD: La Otracina - "Raze The Sky" (MP3)
With the band's new LP Reality Has Got to Die out today (9/21) via Holy Mountain, Brooklyn trio La Otracina (Adam Kriney, Evan Sobel, and Philippe Ortanez) played an album release show on 9/16 at Union Pool with help from Cloudland Canyon, Main Street Gospel, and Mondo Drag.
Says Kriney, "It's our first album to feature our current line-up and also the first to feature the new vocal-based music we have been working on, being that we were an instrumental band to begin with when we started. We're really excited about the musical dynamic throughout the album shifting between classic hard rock, early-metal, and prog, but also including forrays into free-jazz, cosmic synthesizer music, and even free-folk. We think this really represents the high level of musicality of the band and shows our ability to bring all of these seemingly disparate genres together in a seemless ball of connected sonic bliss. As I see it, LA OTRACINA does not play any 'type' of music, we play ALL music, and it just ends up sounding like US, no matter what style or genre we receive influence from. Lyrically, we're very excited that we can present themes to enhance the already sky-bound music to further destinations of mythological and fantastical worlds, creating poetry based on our own real experiences and our response to the insane world around us and our lives as artists struggling through it. So on many levels this album is a major work of catharsis for us and we are proud to share it with the listener in hopes that it will propel them into the future or past or whenever/wherever they'd like to be. Its a sweet ride mama, hold on."If you missed them due to being ravaged by The Body at Acheron or by the hurricane, never fear, the Brooklyn band is scheduled to play Cake Shop on 9/26 (SUNDAY) and (so far) 10/8 at a TBD Brooklyn venue with Dead Stars. Full tour itinerary, along with more pictures from Union Pool, below....
Main Street Gospel
LA OTRACINA - 2010 TOUR DATES
Sun Sep 26 LA OTRACINA at Cakeshop, NY, NY with Arrington De Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa & Anni Rossi
Thu Sep 30 - LA OTRACINA at Santos Party House, NYC, NY with EXPO 70, ANCIENT OCEANS, BURNING STAR CORE & FUTURE HUNTER
Fri Oct 1 - LA OTRACINA at Bella Dubby, Cleveland, OH
Sat Oct 2 - LA OTRACINA at Rueben's Palace, Chicago, IL with COOL MEMORIES
Sun Oct 3 - LA OTRACINA at Black Sparrow, Lafayette, IN
Mon Oct 4 - LA OTRACINA at The Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH with WEAKNESS
Tue Oct 5 - LA OTRACINA at The Houseasaurus CO-OP, State College, PA
Wed Oct 6 - LA OTRACINA at venue TBD, Philadelphia, PA
Fri Oct 8 - LA OTRACINA at venue TBD, Brooklyn, NY with DEAD STARS
Sat Oct 9 - LA OTRACINA at H&H Building/5th Dimension, Baltimore, MD with CONVOCATION OF & more TBA
Sun Oct 10 - LA OTRACINA at venue TBD, Manassas, VA
Fri Nov 12. Baltimore/DC - confirmed at Golden West with TBA
Sat Nov 13. Richmond - venue pending, with STREET PIZZA & COUGH
Sun Nov 14. Charlotte/close, NC <--HELP!
Mon Nov 15. Lexington, KY <--HELP!
Tue Nov 16. Chicago, IL - venue pending, with GA'AN
Wed Nov 17. Ann Arbor/Detroit, MI <--HELP!
Thu Nov 18. Columbus, OH -confirmed at Carbar with MAIN STREET GOSPEL
Fri Nov 19. Buffalo/Rochester, NY <--HELP!
Sat Nov 20. Albany, NY <--HELP!